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Poster: enlightenprince Date: Jun 10, 2011 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jazzier Dead

Hello and Thanks,
I have been adding some great shows to my Ipod and am looking for some great jazzier show,any suggestions? any particular songs?
Much Thanks to all
Namaste

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Poster: reviewr Date: Jun 11, 2011 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

Most people think of '73-'74 as the band's jazzy period, and I agree. Good examples are mentioned above.

I think the single drummer thought of johnhaddad3rd is right on. Set 2 of 8/1/73 maybe Bill's "finest hour".

Personally I like when Branford Marsalis is in the band and I think my favorite is 9/10/91 (Bruce Hornsby too). Most times I reall like this show (an A, not A+), but sometimes I think there may be too many hands in the pot.

This post was modified by reviewr on 2011-06-12 04:01:17

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 11, 2011 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

I can't think of a more jazz infused performance than this treasure. And the sound quality is so fine you might blow out your windows if youre not careful...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-18.sbd.miller.113498.flac16

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Poster: elkdog Date: Jun 13, 2011 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

All of 1974. 5/14, 6/16, 6/18, 6/26, 7/19, 8/06, and 9/10 are all, off the top of my head, amazing shows with lots of jazz influence. Playin' In The Band in '73-'74 has the fingerprints of Miles Davis' music of the same time period all over it.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 11, 2011 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

I think the late 72 dark stars are quite jazzy.

Check out 1972-10-18 or 1972-11-13 dark stars. Or any dark star (or other one!) from august to december 72. like said previously, 73 is also quite jazzy.

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Poster: Cuse15420 Date: Jun 10, 2011 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

Late October thru November '73 is a great place to start...'73 in general you will find great jazziness.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Jun 11, 2011 1:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-03-29.aud-fob.set2.unknown.1317.sbeok.shnf

Branford Marsalis joins up as a guest for this show and also on New Years Eve 12-31-90. I like both shows quite a bit.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 11, 2011 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

Here is another rec from someone else in this post...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-01-20.sbd.miller.97340.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 11, 2011 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

OK, theres one ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbzXS49937A&;feature=related

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jun 12, 2011 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

These two performances have always captivated me:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-30.aud.weiner.100345.flac24

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-07-01.fob.kaslow-todd.motb-0055.88608.flac24

DS > Eyes the former, Playing in the Band the latter. Don't know why, something about the flavor of the playing and the quality of the recording is like icy velvet... so smooth and tight.

This post was modified by midnightcarousel on 2011-06-13 03:00:25

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Poster: johnhaddad3rd Date: Jun 11, 2011 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

I think the key is to look for single drummer shows because the band could more easily change tempo, etc.

The first example that comes to mind is the PITB from 2/26/73 (DP28).

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 11, 2011 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jazzier Dead

Charles Lloyd adds some free jazz sax to Dark Star and Other One-> Caution.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-08-03.sbd.miller.30652.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by jerlouvis on 2011-06-11 23:00:22